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Ohio State drops to number 6, Michigan takes 2nd spot in new AP poll

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Penn State's Garrett Sickels (90) celebrates after a fourth-down sack of Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett during the second half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Penn State won 24-21. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

Ohio State dropped four spots to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its first loss of the season, and Penn State moved into the rankings for the first time since 2011 after upsetting the Buckeyes.

Alabama is No. 1 again, receiving all but one of the 61 first-place votes from the media panel on Sunday. Michigan moved up to No. 2, Clemson is No. 3 and Washington No. 4.


Louisville moved up to No. 5 ahead of the Buckeyes, who blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead and lost 24-21 against Penn State on Saturday night. The Nittany Lions entered the rankings at No. 24.

Nebraska is No. 7 and Baylor is eighth. Texas A&M slipped three spots to No. 9 after losing for the first time this season.

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